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California Escapes: July 2008 Features

San Luis Reservoir
Visit San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area: A Central Valley Oasis

Approximately 2.5 hours south of Sacramento sits the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area. This Central Valley Oasis offers many exciting and fun ways to escape the summer heat. Read More

Eric Sturm, lifeguard Monterey District
Up Close and Personal with Monterey Lifeguard Eric Sturm

Lifeguard Eric Sturm began his adventurous career 28 years ago and has worked for 18 years at Monterey State Beach.  Read More

Segways at Angel Island State Park
''Ellis Island of the West'' Has Segways

The public can enjoy scenic tours of Angel Island and all of its entirety by traveling around the island via Segways. To learn more about this fun and innovative way to explore this cultural wonder of the Bay Area please click here. Read More

Hearst Castle
50th Golden Anniversary: A Friendly Opportunity to Experience Hearst Castle


To celebrate 50 years of giving public tours, California State Parks has partnered with the Friends of Hearst Castle, a non-profit organization, to offer many special events. Read More

Jolly Boy restaurant in Old Town San Diego SHP
Jolly Boy Restaurant Opens at Old Town San Diego

A favorite Old Town San Diego restaurant has reopened after a major renovation. The Jolly Boy Restaurant has been returned to its 1854 appearance while giving visitors a unique dining experience and chance to experience early California history. Read More